2/9/09

Turtle Brownies


I've had so much fun getting to know all of you better through reading your responses to the "getting to know you" questions! Thank you for being so open and sharing YOU. It's interesting to see all of the different personalities, professions, and walks of life. Yet we all have one thing that unites us...a love of food and home! I'll be answering your questions in a new post later this week. If you haven't already, make sure to add to the post below so we can get to know you better also!

This recipe is just plain naughty. However, if on a diet, it's WORTH the cheat. After all, if you're going to cheat on your diet, you want to make sure it's something really, really good. Gooey caramel, rich fudgy chocolate brownie....oh yes, definitely cheat-worthy!

Turtle Brownies
Brownie Layer
4 squares unsweetened chocolate
2 c. sugar
3/4 c. butter
4 eggs, slightly beaten
1 c. flour

Caramel Layer
1 bag of ind. wrapped caramels (14 oz. bag)
1/3 c. heavy cream
12 oz. chocolate chips
1 c. chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a cakepan with foil and grease well. In a medium saucepan, melt the chocolate squares and butter. Add the sugar, stirring well. Remove from heat and cool for about 10 minutes. Add the slightly beaten eggs and mix well. Stir in flour. Pour half of this layer into the prepared pan and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until firm.

Melt the caramels mixed with the heavy cream over low heat, stirring often until creamy. Spread this mixure over the baked brownie layer:


Sprinkle the chocolate chips evenly over the caramel mixture:


Pour the other half of the unbaked brownie mix over the chocolate chip-caramel layer. Spread evenly. Sprinkle the chopped pecans over this:


Bake for another 30 minutes (on top rack) at 350 degrees. Remove and cool. If you try to cut these before they're cooled, you'll get a gooey mess. However, they taste so delicious fresh out of the oven too:

Warm, gooey but delicious piled up mess? Or...


A cooled, chewy brownie bar? You decide. Either way, YUM!

58 comments:

Aileigh said...

Oh yummy! I will def have to try this one! Congrats on being Saucy this week! :) Of course, I already knew you were! :P

Cathy said...

MMMMMM! Chocolate! Congratulations on being saucy....you deserve it!!

Lora said...

ohhh, fabulous. I'm tucking this recipe away to make soon! I just found you on SITS and I'm glad I did. I have a feeling I'll be jogging more often after reading this blog! :0)

Kelley and Rhett said...

omg those look AMAZING! i can't wait to make them! is there a way to sub in cocoa instead of the squares of unsweetened chocolate?

Netts Nook said...

I can't wait they look so good thanks for sharing. Chocolate and caramel together.

Meg said...

These looks amazing! I am afraid if I made these I would have to hide them from my husband so that he wouldn't eat too many at one time!

roy/elisabeth dean said...

I think I will make these today! They look delish~ all the things I love!
♥ Lilly

Shalee- Be Speechless said...

Oh yummo! I will have to try those out!
Congrats on being Saucy!

Mindee@ourfrontdoor said...

You are just plain naughty!

Amber said...

That looks ridiculously good!!

Colleen said...

OH MY GOSH! Thankfully my daughter hasn't left with my grocery list because I am adding to it!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE YOU!

Michelle said...

YAY....you're saucy! Congrats.

Super great post....I should know better than to visit yummy blogs on an empty stomach! Off to snoop around.

It's Always Something Around Here said...

Oh man those look amazing!!!

Miriam H said...
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writing4612 said...

Yummy! I love chocolate. I once met a gurl that said she didn't like chocolate. She prefered pizza instead. Not me!

Kara said...

Oh my, these look just incredible!! Thank goodness Valentine's Day is just around the corner so I have an excuse to make them!

Rachael said...

oh wow, super yum!

just stopping by from SITS to congratulate you on being a saucy blog!

Nikki said...

Great! Now I'm going to have to try these. I think I'll make them for the DH on Saturday. He loves food for Valentine's Day.

TL said...

Congrats on being Saucy with me this week....

Wow!!! I wish you were my neighbor in real life. I would totally be at your place all the time...
course I would be eating, and probably would have to move in for good, cause I couldn't fit through the door to go back home.

Those brownies look delish! My husband loves turtle brownies. I might have to make these for him for valentines!

Joan said...

oh those look just heavenly and I cant wait to try it. Soon! I just love your blog!!

mommy4life said...

Looks so yummy! Too bad I am on South beach. Congrats on your SITS saucy week!

AngiDe- Nana's Box said...

Just stopping by from SITS! Congrat's on being a saucy blog!!!!

Angie
"Nana's Box"

Man and Kat said...

Those look very yummy!! Stopping by from SITS. Congrats on being a saucy blog

Jennifer said...

Wow they look so great!!!

Katrina said...

Definitely looks worth skipping out on the diet for this one! Whoa, holy cow, and every other exclamation you can think of.

DianeN said...

I was priviledged to get to sample these brownies at Tanya's house while they were still slightly warm. They were luscious!!!

Yaya said...

Congrats on being saucy blog!!!


Those brownies look TO DIE FOR! And you just reminded me I have leftover turtle cheesecake in the fridge-gotta go!

Mrs. Jelly Belly said...

Oh, YUM. All of my favorite ingredients! Congrats on being one of this week's Saucy Blogs!

Colleen said...

I started gathering my ingredients a few minutes ago and began reading your recipe I had printed this morning I thought it was odd there was no flour in the brownies. Came back and took a second look and saw you had added it to the list. Thankfully I didn't make them without checking. I know there are flourless cakes but I wasn't sure about brownies. My first layer is in the oven now and I cannot wait for my first bite of this dessert!

Linda said...

OH Tanya, everyone knows you are saucy!! Congrats!
This brownie recipe...sinful!! :-)
I made my caramel apple pie (on my blog) yesterday for company...none left! There is something about caramel.
I am posting the exact opposite of your wonderful brownies...some very light strawberry cupcakes that I am taking in to work on Friday for Valentine's Day!

An Accomplished Woman said...

I think that is going to have to be my Valentine desert. Congrats on being Saucy. I will totally be back.

Whimsical Creations said...

I am drooling!

Leslie said...

OH, my, that looks very yummy. I think I gained four pounds just looking at it.

Congrats on your Saucy Blog!

- a SITSta

Tanya said...

Welcome everyone! Thanks so much for the Saucy visits! I was so excited to be featured.

And yes, a wonderful lady pointed out in an email to me that I forgot the flour, so please double check your recipe now that I've fixed that! That's what I get for writing the post from memory and not an actual recipe.

Loving these new faces too :)

Megan said...

Oh. My. Goodness. Those look HEAVENLY!!! YUMMMMMM!!!!!!!!!! *drool*

Congrats on being Saucy this week! Yay! =D

Aunt Spicy said...

Gosh, oh I so badly want to run to the store and buy all the ingredients!

Cherie said...

I am in love with your blog - Everything looks so delicious my mouth is just watering! Yummo!

Congrats on being "Saucy"! Your blog is excellent - you deserve it:)

Gabby said...

Congrats on being Saucy!

I'm liking a bunch of your recipes! Beautiful blog!

Paige said...

~How old are you? 30

~Do you work outside the home? If so, what is your profession? Yes, I am the Director of Institutional Advancement and Marketing at The Donoho School in Anniston, AL

~Are you outgoing or shy? Outgoing

~What are you most looking forward to in life AT THIS MOMENT? The birth of my new nephew Cooper in April!

~What do you love about Sunday Baker? Your recipes! Yummy!

~What do you hate about Sunday Baker? (don't be afraid, I'm a big girl...) I have not come across anything on your blog that I do not like.

~Is that your natural hair color? No ma'am.

lisalyn said...

Oh my goodness!! Seriously, these look amazing!
Thank you (I think) for sharing. My waist will love you for it. :)

Lisa

Betsy said...

Yummmmmmmmmmm o!

purplecat said...

That is soooo naughty!! but nice!

Becca Watson said...

Looks very YUMMY!! I will have to try these on a weekend I plan on breaking the diet..

The Blonde Duck said...

Congrats on being saucy! That looks like a beautiful, tasty mess!

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Tonya said...

That would be very bad for a diet, but it looks sooo yummy! Congrats on being SAUCY!!

Amanda said...

EGADS! Rich and gooey, two of my favorite words :)

Maria said...

Oh my! Those look beyond fabulous! what a treat!

Little Birdie Secrets said...

Those look EVIL! Congrats on being saucy at SITS

Kristin said...

Those look AMAZING! Visiting from SITS.

Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

Oh my gosh! Completely sinful and oh so naughty...I LOVE it! BTW, I made your bacon potato parmesan soup last night and it was heaven. You are my hero when it comes to all things kitchen. I bow down at your feet!

~Amanda

Kelly said...

My father loves turtle candies, so I will have to give this a try! ~Kelly

unDeniably Domestic

Kristen said...

Came over from SITS!
Yummy! Think I'm gonna like it here. Now I'm gonna get all click happy on your ads :)

SITS Girls said...

Oh my!

These look amazing!

Enjoy your week og sauciness!

Tiffany & Heather

Lauren said...

Oh my Jesus. These are getting made soon. Oh yes. Yes they are. So glad I found your blog!

The Mom said...

Stopping by from SITS -- I think I just gained 5 lbs. reading this post .... going to have to try this one out fo' sho'!

Melissa said...

Thanks so much for posting this. This looks divine! I just wonder, what do you mean by 4 squares of chocolate? I really want to try this one out. Thanks again!

Stephanie O. said...

Oh my goodness...These brownies look fabulous!!!

Kim said...

I am making these right now for hockey coach Christmas gifts--putting them in little Christmasy boxes. I wasn't paying attention when I doubled and I accidentally dumped half into each pan--not saving any for the second layer--so I had to make another batch. I will definitely be making more. The caramels I bought only came in 11oz bags.